By Legal Futures’ Associates Eclipse Legal Systems 
The Access Group, today announced the agreement to acquire Eclipse Legal Systems. The acquisition will enhance Access’s existing presence in the legal sector, which currently extends beyond 2,500 organisations with the vast majority in legal practice and the remaining customers being internal legal departments, across multiple verticals. The addition of Eclipse Legal Systems extends the Access existing Legal suite of Finance, HR and Compliance solutions into the Case & Practice Management space. Access looks forward to developing a strong relationship with the existing Eclipse Legal Systems customers, in the UK and globally, while providing the freedom to do more, as the Eclipse Legal Systems solutions are made available on the Access Workspace suite.
Eclipse’s market leading Case and Practice Management system, Proclaim, currently serves more than 900 customers, who leverage the solution to support more than 15 work types from Accident Management through Conveyancing and Mediation to Probate. More than 25,000 professionals rely on Proclaim for Case Management, Practice Management and Matter Management on a daily basis to ensure a smooth flow of information and documentation between themselves and their clients. The existing Eclipse Legal Systems customers will benefit further from Proclaim being made available on Access Workspace, a cloud-based platform that delivers a suite of business solutions enabling collaboration and communication across the entire workplace.
Chris Bayne, CEO, The Access Group commented, “The addition of Eclipse Legal Systems, into the Access family, is a signal of our intent to further extend our presence in the Legal Sector through the provision of a comprehensive suite of solutions used daily by people focused on legal case management of all types, both in practice and in-house. The sector is exhibiting solid growth signals with the legal market forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 14%, prior to Covid-19, reaching a total market size in excess of £1.8Bn by 2024.”